Farbrace's Sri Lanka coaching predecessor Graham Ford believes his energy and support will benefit te England set-up ahead of a new era
Batsman of the day
Yorkshire 459-9 dec Northamptonshire 94 & 149-4
Jesse Ryder will join Essex as an overseas player next month in a move that will raise eyebrows across the county game.
Diary of a cricket obsessive
The gulf between Second and First Division cricket must suddenly seem unnervingly wide for Northamptonshire, who watched Yorkshire ruthlessly pile on the runs before themselves capitulating for 94 in just 30 overs between lunch and tea.
Alastair Cook, England’s captain, has absolved his fellow players of blame for Ashley Giles’ failure to become the new head coach. Giles was overlooked in favour of Peter Moores, having originally seemed favourite when Andy Flower quit in the wake of the winter’s 5-0 Ashes whitewash.
Peter Moores may not remember, and Gary Ballance will possibly hope that he doesn’t, but it was against Lancashire at Headingley in 2011, when England’s new head coach was guiding the Red Rose county towards a first outright County Championship for 77 years, that the Yorkshire left-hander bagged what so far is his only pair.
The honeymoon period for England’s new head coach ended around five seconds after the appointment was announced. Unfortunately for Peter Moores, this is what tends to happen in second-time-around relationships.
The England captain has endured a hellish spell in charge - but is now looking forward
Flower said in 2009 that Moores would ‘definitely come back one day’
England coach returns and says this time he will let players be themselves, he tells Glenn Moore
The ECB managing director reiterated that there is no possibility of a recall for the exiled batsman, who famously fell out with Moores during his first spell in charge
Peter Moores will be named as England’s new coach on Saturday, five years after being sacked from the job.
Eoin Morgan does not have a bad word to say about Kevin Pietersen, a team-mate he says has been “always supportive and a pleasure to play with”. Yet the 27-year-old Dublin-born Middlesex batsman admits that the moment he heard that Pietersen’s England days were over he began plotting the revival of his own stalled Test career.
Trott announced that he would be taking a break away from the game after the stress-related illness that forced him out of the Ashes Tour of Australia returned
Trott will take a second break form cricket less than a month after making his comeback
Trott has announced he will be taking a second break from all forms of cricket
Trott's comeback has lasted less than a month after reports claim the former England batsman suffered a setback in his recovery from the condition that ruled him out of the Ashes
The all-rounder has been hailed as future star after Ashes debut but incident in Caribbean added to doubts about discipline. Jon Culley meets a man looking to control his emotions
Moyes released a statement in which he acknowledged the 'significant challenge' managing United posed but said he will remain 'incredibly proud' to have been given the job
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Ukip leader Nigel Farage defends employing German wife, at launch of anti-immigration poster campaign
Is Britain really a land of God? Furious debate after David Cameron claims we are a Christian country
An open letter to Nigel Farage: you may smile, but I am not seduced
'Sinful': Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy comes under attack
David Cameron's constituency office calls police on food bank campaigners Bishop of Oxford and Reverend Keith Hebden
David Moyes sacked: Louis van Gaal and Carlo Ancelotti head wish list at Manchester United as Ryan Giggs is ruled out
Liverpool v Chelsea: Jose Mourinho threatens to play weakened side at Anfield after losing Petr Cech and John Terry during Atletico Madrid tie
David Moyes sacked: Ruthless decision to sack manager was made by club over two months ago
Liverpool transfer news: Brendan Rodgers to be given record funds to prepare for Champions League
David Moyes sacked: Manchester United's potential summer transfer targets as season hits a new low
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